Month: September 2020

When are Electric Vehicle Charging Stations required and Who Pays?

Many planning schemes in Victoria contain an environmentally sustainable development (ESD) policy that requires for certain types of development and use above a specified size, the preparation of a green travel plan (GTP). A GTP is prepared typically by an ESD expert and at times has recommended the provision of one or more car parking… Read more »

GemLife Woodend Construction Update

The first few stages of the GemLife lifestyle village in Woodend are nearing completion, with construction of the next few stages well underway. GemLife is aiming for its $11 million clubhouse to open within the next few months and Collie is pleased to provide town planning services on this significant project for Woodend. 

Federation Square $20m Makeover

The Victorian government recently announced it will be injecting $20 million into an upgrade of Federation Square. The announcement noted that the overhaul is to include new lighting, a regional Victorian food and wine experience, better signage and improvements to the Deakin Edge Theatre and event spaces.  There was related talk about the Square being… Read more »

ID_Land expands Glenlee

ID_Land will expand on its masterplanned community known as ‘Glenlee’ through the recent town planning approval of a residential subdivision (see below) comprising 322 lots.  Glenlee is located within the Armstrong Creek Urban Growth area and approximately 6 kilometres to the south of the Geelong CBD. Following the preparation and submission of the planning permit… Read more »